Goal 2. Zero hunger

Goal 2

Goal two of the SDGs centers on ending hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Hunger is caused by poverty, economic hardship, conflict, environmental factor such as brought and climate change and population growth. FAO estimated that 239 million people in sub-Sahara Africa and elsewhere were hungry and undernourished in 2010.

 

Eradicating hunger, achieve food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture requires a more strategic and collaborate effort by the UN and developing partners. According to FAO 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World Report, significant progress have been made with hunger and food insecurity. Hunger and food insecurity remain a major challenge with 795 million people worldwide, including 780 million in the developing countries. This has decreased by 167 million in the last decade and 216 million less than in 1992.

 

UN in Liberia considers achieving this goal as one of its top priorities towards the SDGs.  

 

Agencies Taking Actions

Food Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

World Health Organization (WHO)